The design for this white oak fireplace mantel is Dimitrios’ creation. It references the Baroque, but is light and delicate where that style tends to the ponderous. The flower is the bellflower, a traditional motif. The mantle is actually a one inch thick oak panel, supported by two pilasters, each with a carved oak shell applied to it. White oak is a famously hard wood, but it cuts cleanly, and well supports the delicate detail of this piece.